GameCenter final: Omaha 3, UND 2, OT

Mar. 6—UND (18-4-1) is hosting the Mavericks on Senior Night.

Follow the game

Time: 7:37 p.m.

Place: Ralph Engelstad Arena.

TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD).

Webcast: NCHC.tv.

Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).

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First period

No scoring.

Second period

Omaha 1, UND 0 — Kevin Conley (Brandon Scanlin, Taylor Ward) 4:31 (pp). Omaha converts just six seconds into a power play as Ward wins the faceoff clean back to Scanlin, who moves the puck to Conley on top of the right circle. Conley blasts a one-timer past Thome for his ninth goal of the season.

Omaha 2, UND 0 — Chayse Primeau (Jason Smallidge) 4:45. The Mavericks tack on another goal just 14 seconds later. Smallidge has the puck at the point and sends a shot toward the net. It hits the skate of defenseman Matt Kiersted, who doesn’t see where the puck landed. Primeau picks it up and snaps it past Thome’s stick for his ninth of the season.

Omaha 2, UND 1 — Jackson Keane (Louis Jamernik, Harrison Blaisdell) 14:01. Keane enters the zone on a rush and attempts to dangle an Omaha defender. He loses the puck, which heads toward the end line, but Jamernik makes a great play to split the defenders and get to the loose puck. He dives to swat a puck on net, Saville leaves a rebound and Keane crashes the net to bury it.

A senior on senior night #UNDproud — @UNDmhockey pic.twitter.com/WaCcxOoWY0

— UND Insider (@UNDinsider) March 6, 2021

Third period

Omaha 2, UND 2 — Jordan Kawaguchi (Collin Adams, Jasper Weatherby) :15. UND makes a line change to start the third and it pays off right away. Weatherby picks up a puck behind the net and powers it to the crease. Adams follows it up with a shot that deflects high in the air. Kawaguchi, on the back side of the crease, knocks it in out of the air to tie the game.

Another senior, another senior night goal #UNDproud — @UNDmhockey — @MidcoSN pic.twitter.com/32HeSCoLBl

— UND Insider (@UNDinsider) March 6, 2021

Overtime

Omaha 3, UND 2 — Taylor Ward (Brandon Scanlin) 1:17 (pp). Omaha gets a power play in overtime and converts when Scanlin’s point shot is headed wide, but Ward makes a brilliant re-direct out of mid-air to hand UND its first loss at home this season and its second in the last 28 games (26-2).

UND’s lines

Forwards

29 Jordan Kawaguchi—18 Collin Adams—17 Riese Gaber

9 Brendan Budy—22 Shane Pinto—28 Judd Caulfield

10 Gavin Hain—14 Jasper Weatherby—19 Mark Senden

8 Harrison Blaisdell—27 Louis Jamernik—21 Jackson Keane

Defensemen

3 Matt Kiersted—24 Jacob Bernard-Docker

26 Jake Sanderson—15 Ethan Frisch

25 Tyler Kleven—2 Gabe Bast

20 Josh Rieger

Goaltenders

1 Peter Thome

31 Adam Scheel

35 Harrison Feeney

Out of lineup: Grant Mismash (inj), Cooper Moore, Griffin Ness and Carson Albrecht

Omaha’s lines

Forwards

40 Tyler Weiss—13 Chayse Primeau—17 Taylor Ward

28 Jack Randl—45 Joey Abate—27 Matt Miller

10 Kevin Conley—24 Jimmy Glynn—26 Brock Bremer

16 Martin Sundberg—11 Nolan Sullivan—21 Noah Prokop

Defensemen

4 Brandon Scanlin—20 Jonny Tychonick

3 Kirby Proctor—2 Jason Smallidge

7 Nate Knoepke—12 Nolan Krenzen

44 Jake Harrison

Goaltenders

31 Isaiah Saville

36 Austin Roden

35 Jacob Zab

Scratches: Noah Prokop (susp), John Schuldt, Jordan Klehr, Travis Kothenbeutel, Kaden Bohlsen, Alex Roy and Josh Boyer.

Referees — Sterling Egan and Tom Sterns

Linesmen — Mike Eslinger and Tyler Liffrig

Pregame notes

It is Senior Night for Jordan Kawaguchi, Grant Mismash, Collin Adams, Jackson Keane, Matt Kiersted, Gabe Bast, Josh Rieger and Peter Thome. All of them are in the lineup except Mismash, who continues to be sidelined with an injury. He’s missing his fifth-straight game. He hasn’t played since Feb. 12 against Denver. . . Thome is starting in net. . . Jasper Weatherby takes a seven-game goal streak into the game. If he scores tonight, he will tie the fifth-longest goal streak in UND hockey history. . . UND’s Bast and Omaha’s Noah Prokop, who both served one-game suspensions last week for a fighting disqualification two weeks ago, are both back in the lineup tonight.

Pregame reading

UND’s seniors could return to school, but they’re viewing this year their ‘last kick at the can’

How UND’s dormant second power-play unit suddenly came alive

Adam Scheel is national goalie of the month; Jasper Weatherby earns NCHC player of the month

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